Exploring external urban relational processes: inter-city financial flows complementing global city-regions

Bing Zhu*, Kathy Pain, Peter J. Taylor, Ben Derudder

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Abstract

External urban relations are commonly described as one of two types: hierarchical local hinterlands (central place theory) and networked non-local hinterworlds (central flow theory), referred to as town-ness and city-ness, respectively. This paper builds on and develops these generic concepts to make them specifically relevant to today’s corporate globalization. The central place process is represented by multi-nodal global city-regions, and the central flow process is represented by inter-city capital investment flows. We find that capital flows in global cities increase flows to proximate smaller cities within their regions. This empirical link between city-ness and town-ness has theoretical and policy implications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)737-750
JournalRegional Studies
Volume56
Issue number5
Early online date16 Jun 2021
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 4 May 2022

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